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Kevin Hart dethrones Jerry Seinfeld to become highest paid comedian

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Kevin Hart officially dethroned comedian Jerry Seinfeld from his rank as the world's highest paid comedian.

Hart has not-so-secretly been building a comedy empire over the past few years with what seems like endless tours and cameos in so many films. According to Forbes, between June 2015 and June 2016, Hart made $87.5 million, while Seinfeld, who has been the highest paid comedian for years, made $43.5 million. The What Now? comedian likes to #HustleHart, and his bank account shows it.

Hart's cinematic stand-up documentary What Now? will debut in theaters on October 14. The film chronicles Hart's historic performance in front of an audience of 50,000 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.

"I didn't think that I could do bigger or better," Hart told Complex. "With What Now, I was able to do that. Selling out a football stadium is nothing to be frowned upon in comedy, and capturing it on camera is an even bigger task."

For Hart, this is only the beginning of what looks like a long-standing reign.
 

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